While the practice of law continues to undergo many changes, one thing will not change. Law firms will always need energy, experience and skill to survive. Smart firms understand that developing this type of firm starts with actually hiring the right attorneys. And it continues with effective training, evaluation programs and compensation. Law firms with strong associate development programs will develop and retain their leaders and will be better positioned to handle future challenges.
Establishing a great associate development program involves a committed effort, the right systems and the right people. The infographic below lays out the necessary components of an effective associate development program. The links to the articles below can help law firms to put this plan into action.